American Studies

Secrets of Cinema: 100 Movies That Are Not What They Seem (Paperback)

Author: 

Kieckhefer, Daniel

Credentials: 

Professor of Film Studies, Triton College

Book CoverNinety-nine years ago, a new form of storytelling emerged from the ruins of World War I. Different in scope and power from theater or literature, and unlike any film that had come before, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari addressed a direct challenge to its audience, demanding to be viewed as something other than what was immediately presented. Unfortunately, criticism has not risen to the challenge.

Market: 
Film Studies, American Studies, Art History, Film Criticism, Cultural Studies, Motion Pictures, Performance, Directing
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680534931 Paperback
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
652
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Last Ulysseans: Culture and Modernism in Montreal

Author: 

Ungar, Molly Pulver, Ph.D., York University, Associate Professor of History (ret.), University of the Fraser Valley

In the 1930s, the exciting urban environment of Montreal provided the perfect venue for a varied group of people who came together to form a kind of “salon” in the turmoil of the Great Depression. For ten years, these friends and acquaintances met each week at the home of the artist John Lyman. They saw themselves as “modern,” a part of the avant-garde that was then busily changing the world.

Market: 
North America, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Art, American Studies, Identity Politics, Modernism, Canada, Canadian Literature, John Lyman, Great Depression, Spanish Civil War, World War II
Release Date: 
September 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539561
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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America, Russia, and the Birth of Modern Greece

Author: 

Michalopoulos, Dimitris, Ph.D.

Book CoverIn 1806 an anonymous Greek book called for a republican government, patterned upon that of the young United States, to be established in Greece, then long the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The “Americanization” of Greece presupposed independence.

Market: 
Political Science, American Studies, International Relations, Nationalism, Identity Studies, History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Russia, Greece, Revolution, Ottoman Empire, Middle East
Release Date: 
September 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539424 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Kings and Conquistadors: Spain’s American Empire

Author: 

Thornton, Richard C., Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University

Spain’s American empire began as the serendipitous outgrowth of the search for a shortcut to China. That search derived from two mid-fifteenth-century developments: the Ming Dynasty’s decision to adopt a silver standard for its medium of exchange and the Ottoman Turks’ capture of Constantinople in 1453. China’s great demand for silver and the disruption of the Silk Road drove the need to find alternative access to China.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, American Studies, Colonial Studies, Imperialism, Latin America, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Spain, Spanish Empire, Caribbean, Atlantic History, World History, American History, Exploration, Age of Exploration, Age of Discovery, Columbus, Cortez, Pizarro, Conquistadors
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531145 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
360
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Privacy: Past, Present, and Future

Author: 

Gruis, Leslie N., National Security Administration (ret.)

Top analyst Leslie Gruis’s timely new book argues that privacy is an individual right and democratic value worth preserving, even in a cyberized world. Since the time of the printing press, technology has played a key role in the evolution of individual rights and helped privacy emerge as a formal legal concept.

Market: 
Political Science, American Studies, Ethics, Law, Security Studies, Cyber Security, Privacy, Privacy Studies, Computer Science, Intelligence, National Security, Information Technology, Constitutional Law, U.S. Constitution
Release Date: 
Feb. 20, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531862 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Jewish Community in New England

Author: 

Warwick, Keith, California writer and civil engineer

The purpose of The Jewish Community in New England is to inform readers about the Jewish community in each of the six New England States: Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Factual, inspirational, and poetic, it serves as a scholarly guide to institutions of Jewish life in this dynamic American region. Stocked with valuable information about community, schools, restaurants, and synagogues, Keith Warwick’s study will appeal to members of the Jewish community, sociologists, teachers, cultural anthropologists, and the general reader.

Market: 
American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Judaism, Jewish History, American History, Sociology, Identity Studies, New England, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531138 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Woman in Me: Willem de Kooning, Woman I-VI

Author: 

Clark, Marlene: Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, City College of New York, CUNY

Willem de Kooning’s six numbered Woman paintings have incited a maelstrom of critical controversy. At their debut in 1953, the critics were incensed by the ugliness of the images themselves and by the inclusion of vestiges of the figure in abstraction. Consequently, they questioned de Kooning’s attitude toward women and commitment to the Abstract Expressionist project.

Market: 
Art, American Art, Cultural History, Twentieth-Century Art, LGBTQ Studies, Painting, American Painting Abstract Impressionism, Willem de Kooning, Gender Identity
Release Date: 
April 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531008 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
310
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Capital Punishment in American Courts

Author: 

Whisker, James B.:Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; Kevin R. Spiker, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ohio University

In the 400 years since the first known execution was carried out for treason in Virginia, American jurisdictions have debated both the appropriateness and methods of capital punishment. Over that time, courts have placed varying restrictions on its application, excluding categories of citizens (for example the insane or the underaged) and evaluating and excluding methods of execution by the U.S.

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Law, Legal Studies, Legal History Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment, Civil Procedure, American Legal System, Court System, Supreme Court
Release Date: 
December 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680532050 Hardcover
Price: 
$159.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
294
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Italian Culture in America: How a Founding Father Introduced Italian Art, Architecture, Food, Wine, and Liberty to the American People

Author: 

Giordano, Ralph

Credentials: 

Author of Pop Goes the Decades: The Fifties, The Architectural Ideology of Thomas Jefferson, and Social Dancing in America

At the onset of the American Revolution, Britain’s North American colonies sought political independence but remained culturally dependent upon Europe. Among the many vast contributions of Thomas Jefferson, one of the most celebrated Founding Fathers, was a continuing admiration and lifelong affinity for all things Italian. Jefferson believed that the genesis of liberty followed a path from Ancient Rome, through the Italian Renaissance and Enlightenment, and toward a progressive future for the new American nation.

Market: 
American Studies, American Revolution, War of Independence, Multiculturalism, Italy, Italophilia, Italian Culture, Enlightenment, Renaissance, Ancient Rome, Thomas Jefferson, Social History, Ethnic Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530988 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
588
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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How AIDS Activists Challenged America and Saved the FDA from Itself

Author: 

Driscoll, James, Ph.D., Shakespeare Scholar and AIDS Activist

In this extraordinary history, James Driscoll reveals the untold story of how AIDS activists, by thwarting bureaucratic plans imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both saved HIV patients and rescued the FDA itself from a self-inflicted public health catastrophe.

Market: 
American Studies, LGBT Studies, Public Health, AIDS, Activism, AIDS Activism, 20th Century America, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Regulation, Drug Trials, Pharmaceuticals, Medicine
Release Date: 
April 1, 2020 Hardcover; February 15, 2021 Paperback
ISBN: 
978-1680531404 Hardcover; 978-1680531428 Paperback
Price: 
$139.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
310
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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